Alan T Wood
The phenomenon of globalization has attracted the attention of many academic disciplines which often attribute novelty to trends that have in fact been around for centuries. Provides a historical perspective on current debates about globalization. Approaches may vary with instructor.
Spring 2010 The course will cover an assortment of the major problems confronted by the world community in the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. It will concentrate on the interconnections between political, social, economic, technological, cultural, religious, and environmental forces in the world.
Student learning goals
Holistic, systemic thinking
General method of instruction
The course will consist of lectures, discussion, readings, and presentations.
There are no prerequisites.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will include papers, mid-term and final exams, and an oral presentation.
Grades will be based on class participation, papers, exams, and oral presentation.